Learn more about complimentary therapies and how they can work for you.
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping, is a practice that consist of tapping meridian points along the body whilst talking about past events or emotions. The practice of tapping along these meridian points allows you to ‘tap’ into your body’s energy system and gently rebalance It in the process.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, a group of people ‘tapping’ on a stressful event showed a 24% reduction in the level of cortisol compared to the control group of 14%. This is a significant finding and demonstrates the power of EFT.
EFT or Tapping is able to work for so many different things by exploring the emotional issues that might underlie the problems you’re experiencing. It can improve how you feel about yourself, get rid of limiting beliefs, help you work through past traumas, and move on from things that are holding you back. The goal with Tapping is to realign the body, mind, and spirit in order to let go of negative emotions and the tension they cause, and to move forward in a positive and healing direction.
Tapping can help with manty issues including:-
- Weight loss
- Pain Relief
- Business success
- Trauma (PTSD)
So how does it work?
Energy (or QI, chee as it is known in Eastern medicine) circulates through your body along a specific network of channels. Meridian points that can be mapped throughout the body allow you to tap into this energy system. Many therapies use the meridian lines, for example acupuncture, reiki and reflexology.
All emotions run through this energy system and negative emotions leave a disruption in a person’s energetic flow. In order to restore balance to the body’s energy, EFT will allow you to mend the negative emotions and physical symptoms that stem from the energy disruption. Tapping restores the body’s energy balance, and negative emotions are conquered.
Working with EFT allows you to heal past trauma’s, combat and resolve negative emotions and help to calm the voice in your head. I will be your guide through this gentle process and help you rebalance your bodies energy system.
I can work with you face-to-face and online, the nature of this work means we can work over video call keeping you in the comfort of your own home.
Don't just take my word for it -
"I was initially sceptical but EFT can be a liberating and reassuring experience which really helps you let go of negative emotions and thought processes
This simple method of tapping and repeating some well chosen words may sound unlikely but it has helped me considerably with issues like insomnia and anxiety
Guided by a supportive practitioner like Nancy this gentle process can have a considerable impact on subconscious energy blocks and you really will be able to feel the difference"
Commonly raved about as the safer alternative to surgery facial rejuvenation (other wise known as cosmetic acupuncture) is a gentler approach to the anti-aging process.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and is widely practised over the world to treat a number of different physical and mental symptoms, from pain management to stress relief. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective and safe treatment.
So how does facial rejuvenation work; around 40 to 70 tiny and painless needles as inserted into the face. As they pierce the skin, they create tiny pricks in the skins threshold. These are known as "positive microtraumas" which your body senses and moves into repair mode. In repair mode your bodies lymphatic and circulatory system are stimulated which work together to delivery nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells. This therefore nourishes the skin from the inside out, not only helping the complexion but also generating a healthy glow in the skin. The microtraumas also stimulate the production of collagen which as we know helps improve elasticity lost as we age.
This treatment not only evens out fine lines and wrinkles, but can reduced eye bags, puffiness and drooping eyelids. We recommend a course of 6 weekly sessions for maximum results. Each session includes a facial massage at the end leaving not only your skin rejuvenated but also relaxed.
Stress has a huge impact on modern living, in a recent study it was found that over 85% are experiencing stress regularly. With over 39% of adults stating they feel “too stressed” in their day to day lives. This is an astounding figure especially when you take into account the list of problems stress can cause. Some of these include;
- Depression and anxiety
- Sleep problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Digestive problems
- Skin conditions, such as eczema
- Heart disease
- Weight problems
- Reproductive issues
- Thinking and memory problems
Despite it’s affect on our society stress is another one of those areas that medical professionals struggle to treat due to the wide ranging factors that can lead to a patient feeling stressed). Many patients are prescribed medication to help alleviate the symptoms of stress but these effectively do nothing to manage the causes. As many of the causes of stress are reported as money, work, family life it can be hard to tackle these with a medical solution. What’s better is to find a longer term manageable solution to reducing stress.
Reflexology, Acupuncture, massage and talking therapies have long been know to be an effective solution in reducing and managing stress and here at Edinburgh Therapies I have helped many patients over the years reduce their stress and find a more liberating way to live.
Before suggesting the right course of treatment I take time with each of my patients to discover and understand the root causes of their stress and any methods they use to try and manage their stress themselves. In this consultation I will investigate the source, reasons and manifestation of the course. As stress is so individual to each patient no course of treatment is ever the same. If you are struggle to manage your stress please get in touch and I can help.
Chronic fatigue can often be misunderstood but for those suffering it is very real and debilitating. Symptoms that can be dismissed by healthcare professionals and friends can leave sufferers feeling exhausted. The struggle does not just affect one physically but it can also become a lonely experience with many sufferers of Chronic fatigue withdrawing into themselves and many have reported depression and low moods due to their symptoms.
Tiredness in Chronic Fatigue patients is often paralysing and along with aching muscles, and insomnia. As healthcare professionals struggle to help patients many sufferers are choosing to seek alternative therapies to ease their symptoms.
Numerous studies have been done over the years to investigate the effects of alternative therapies on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Shenzhen Hospital of Chinese Medicine researchers recorded a 90% total effective rate and a 50% total recovery rate in CFS when treated with Acupuncture.
How we can help:
I have been treating patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for many years with astounding results. Most clients have ben treated with acupuncture but for some who don’t like the idea of acupuncture reflexology has been a very effective treatment. As well as providing relief from their symptoms, the gentle soothing nature of these therapies leave patients feeling deeply relaxed after each session.
Recommended course of treatment
- Consultation to discuss your specific symptoms and develop a personalised course of treatment (1hour)
- 6 week course of weekly or bi-weekly sessions
- Review session to determine results and next course of action.